With the help of frozen puff pastry anyone can become a pastry chef at home. Make this cranberry and apple tart to showcase your skill or your knack for using off-the-shelf ingredients to make fantastic desserts.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

25 mins
3 hrs to overnight
15 mins to 17 mins at 425°
5 mins


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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Place pastry on floured work surface. Cut 1-inch strip from each long side. Brush 1-inch border of egg wash along cut sides of sheet. Lay 2 cut strips on top of brushed borders. Place on baking sheet. With fork, prick bottom of pastry all over, 1 inch apart; do not prick borders. Brush entire pastry with egg wash.

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  • Bake in 425 degree F oven until nicely browned, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool.

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  • In bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, rind, juice and vanilla.

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  • In large nonaluminum skillet, bring cider to boiling. Add apple slices; simmer 5 minutes, turning slices over halfway through cooking. Add dried cranberries for last 1 minute of cooking. Remove from heat. With slotted spoon, remove apples and dried cranberries to plate; let cool completely. Reserve cooking juices in skillet.

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  • Spread cheese mixture over pastry between borders. Arrange apples and cranberries on top. Brush any remaining skillet juices over apples. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 9g; cholesterol 42mg; sodium 141mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiberg; protein 4g.